Ms. Beck is a civil litigator who has over a decade of experience handling transactions and complex state and federal litigation, including class actions and lawsuits involving serious personal injuries, alleged anti-trust violations and other commercial claims. Ms. Beck has extensive experience litigating against schools, school personnel, and athletic staff for claims of sexual abuse against high school students, using state law and federal civil rights and Title IX claims to pursue compensation for victims. See Ex-Major League Baseball Player Chad Curtis Back in Court; School Sued in Federal Court for Teacher’s Relationship with 15 Year Old Student. As a result of this experience, Ms. Beck conducted training on behalf of the National Center for Victims of Crime for attorneys general situated across the country; Civil Litigation for Survivors of Employee-on-Student Sexual Violence ( February 2016 National Attorney General Training & Research Institute).
Ms. Beck practiced for nine years at the U.S. Headquarters [New York] of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, representing national and international business entities. Afterwards, Ms. Beck served as Deputy General Counsel at Phoenix House Foundation, Inc., the nation’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to substance abuse treatment and prevention. There, she oversaw litigation and transactions involving the organization. Ms. Beck earned her undergraduate degree in economics from Northwestern University, and her law degree cum laude from University of Michigan Law School. She is a member of the New York and Michigan Bar.